Governor Rell: Bill Notification No. 3: Rell Vetoes Bill That Exempted Judicial Branch from Cuts


 GOVERNORíS OFFICE                                                        

October 5, 2009                     

           

BILL NOTIFICATION

RELEASE No. 3                                                                     

For Immediate Release

 

 

Governor M. Jodi Rell signed, IN THE ORIGINAL, the following bills of the 2009 September Special Session on the date indicated after the title of the bill:

 

 

S.B. 2052

LCO No. 9919                         AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF THE BUDGET CONCERNING REVENUE

This Act passed as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule A and shall take effect as follows:  Sections 1 -7; 13-17; 19-22; 25; 28-29 and 31-55 shall take effect upon passage, which is the day the Governor signed the bill; Sections 8 and 10-11 shall take effect upon passage and applicable to estates of decedents dying on or after January 1, 2010; Section 9 shall take effect upon passage and applicable to the estates of decedents dying on or after July 1, 2009; Section 12 shall take effect upon passage and applicable to gifts made during calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 2010; Section 18 shall take effect upon passage, and applicable to the renewal of a license that expires on or after September 30, 2009;

Sections 23-24 and 26-27 shall take effect upon passage and applicable to the renewal of a license that expires on or after October 1, 2009; and Section 30 shall take effect upon passage and applicable to appointments issued or continued on or after October 1, 2009.  The Governor signed the bill on October 5, 2009.

 

S.B. 2053

LCO No. 9918                         AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF THE BUDGET CONCERNING EDUCATION, AUTHORIZING STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS, AND MAKING CHANGES TO THE STATUTES CONCERNING SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND OTHER EDUCATION STATUTES

This Act passed and shall take effect take effect upon passage, which is the day the Governor signed the bill; The Governor signed the bill on October 5, 2009.

 

 

H.B. 7005

LCO No. 9886                         AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF THE BUDGET CONCERNING HUMAN SERVICES AND MAKING CHANGES TO VARIOUS SOCIAL SERVICES STATUTES

This Act passed and shall take effect upon passage, which is the day the Governor signed the bill.  The Governor signed the bill on October 5, 2009.

 

 

Governor M. Jodi Rell vetoed, IN THE ORIGINAL, the following bill of the 2009 September Special Session on the date indicated after the title of the bill:

 

 

H.B. 7006

LCO No. 9917                         AN ACT IMPLEMENTING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE BUDGET CONCERNING GENERAL GOVERNMENT

This Act passed as amended by House Amendment Schedule A with effective dates as follows: Sections 1-3 and 5-7 effective from passage, which is the day the Governor signed the bill; and Section 4 has an effective date of July 1, 2010.   The Governor vetoed the bill on October 5, 2009.

 

 

Distributed by:

Office of the Legal Counsel

 

 

As of this date, the Governor has signed seven (7) bills and vetoed two (2) bills of the September Special Session.

 

 

 

The Governor's Veto Message is attached below:

 

October 5, 2009

 

The Honorable Susan Bysiewicz

Secretary of the State

20 Trinity Street

Hartford, CT 06106

  

Dear Secretary Bysiewicz:

 

I am returning without my signature Emergency Certified Bill 7006, An Act Implementing Certain Provisions of the Budget Concerning General Government.  It is regrettable that once again the legislature has shown its inability to control spending, even in the face of the state Comptrollerís warning that the budget, passed less than a month ago, could already be in deficit.  The admonition of potential revenue shortfalls in the General Fund due to anticipated lower income and sales tax receipts has fallen on deaf ears. 

 

We cannot enact legislation, regardless of how well intentioned, without considering the economic climate that this state faces.  We can ill afford to provide blanket exceptions to budget cuts for one branch of government while others are asked to shoulder their fair share of the burden.  We cannot afford earmarks that favor specific organizations to the detriment of open competition and entrepreneurship.  Most importantly, we cannot ask our taxpayers to shoulder the burden of new programs during these unprecedented economic times.  Finally, it is imperative that the legislature not be permitted to pass a budget that requires certain savings be achieved and then tie the hands of the administration which must find those savings.

 

For these aforementioned reasons and pursuant to Section 15 of Article Fourth of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut and Article III of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, I am returning Emergency Certified Bill 7006 without my signature.

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

M. Jodi Rell

Governor

 







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